2013 Speaker Bios

Terry Bisson, author of the recent works, “Any Day Now,” “TVA Baby,” and “Fire on the Mountain.”

Max Cafard, author of “Surregional Explorations”

Manolo Callahan is an activist with Zapatista solidarity movement and a member of Universidad de la Tierra Califas.

Javier Sethness Castro is a libertarian socialist and author of “Imperiled Life: Revolution against Climate Catastrophe.

Sky Cohen is a collective member at Bluestockings Radical Bookstore in Manhattan and an organizer with the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective in the Bronx.

Chris Crass, author of “Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective, a decentralized anarchist collective composed of many cells which act independently in pursuit of a freer and more joyous world.

Scott Crow, author of “Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective,” speaking on state repression of activists.

Hugh D’Andrade, illustrator, creator of the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair posters since 2002

Jim Davis, co-author of The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth

Sascha Altman DuBrul came of age in the anarchist squatter community in New York CIty. He is the co-founder of the Icarus Project, a radical community support network and media project that’s actively redefining the language and culture of mental health and illness. Sascha is the author of the recent memoir Maps to the Other Side: The Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer.

Fly is a long time Lower East Side squatter, comics artist, painter, writer, musician, activist, teacher & affiliated with many collectives including World War 3 illustrated & U.R.E.L.I.C. (UnReal Estate Living Improvements Commitee).

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist, author, and chair of Anthropology and Social Change at CIIS.

Josh Harper is an archivist and former political prisoner from the Northwest who is best known for his participation in the SHAC campaign.

Hexe is a genderqueer adventurer with the alignment of Chaotic Good and a love for harm reduction, sex workers, horizontal organizing, sexual freedom, and radical politics.

George Katsiaficas, author of “Asia’s Unknown Uprisings.”

Jay Kinney, editor of Anarchy Comics.

Vikki Law is a writer, mother and photographer. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars and the co-editor of Don’t leave Your Friends Behind

Sasha Lilley, co-author of The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth

Liz López is a libertarian socialist and anti-police brutality activist from Los Angeles.

Sasha Luci is an unschooling mom of three living in the Bay Area.

Angela MacWhinnie, a union and community organizer, will be speaking on foreclosure/eviction defense

Mariposa is a co-founder of the Eagle and Condor Healing Project, which aims to support family reunification and birth in Indigenous communities by providing healing spaces, performance art, and one on one consulting with individuals and/or organizations.

Paul Mavrides is the co-founder and co-editor of Anarchy Comics and creator, with Gilbert Shelton, of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

Shon Meckfessel

Cindy Milstein, a collective member of both Interference Archive in Brooklyn and the Institute for Anarchist Studies, is coauthor of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (with Erik Ruin).

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award winning zine (and now book) Rad Dad.

Gayge Operaista is an autonomist Marxist and Italian@ butch deep lezzing it up in New England.

Annie Paradise is activist and organizer with California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Berkeley Copwatch.

Leslie James Pickering is a founder of Burning Books, author and former spokesperson for the Earth Liberation Front Press Office, speaking on the use of grand juries to target activists / anarchists

Nikita Riotfag, contributor to a pamphlet titled, “Accounting for Ourselves: Breaking the Impasse around Assault and Abuse in Anarchist Scenes”

Kim Stanley Robinson, author of “2312”

Joshua Kahn Russell, author of “Organizing Cools the Planet,” on climate change activism

Shannon Williams has been doing sex work for the better part of 17 years and works with SWOP (Sex Workers’ Outreach Project), public education with Whorespeak, and peer counseling at the St James Infirmary, a health and occupational safety clinic for current and former sex workers. She will be organizing a panel on sex work activism.

Eddie Yuen, co-author of The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth